Roscommon childcare report improving services for local children – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a briefing presented to him by Children’s Minister, Frances Fitzgerald TD, on the steps being taken as a result of the recommendations contained in the report on the Roscommon childcare case. “On foot of the report an audit of childcare cases identified that in one in four neglect cases in County Roscommon, children were …

39 Roscommon schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of 25 schools throughout County Roscommon could be set to lose a teacher under changes introduced by the Minister for Education within the next two school years, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. This projection is based on an analysis by Denis Naughten of local school enrolment figures for the year 2010/11, which if replicated in the current …

15 Leitrim schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of eight schools throughout County Leitrim are set to lose a teacher within the next two school years if the 2010/11 enrolment figures are replicated in the current school year, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. In addition, a further seven schools will also lose a teacher if their overall pupil numbers drop by five pupils between September …

Quinn school climb-down must include rural schools – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to back down on plans to reduce supports for DEIS schools but has also called on him to take a similar approach to plans to cut supports to small rural schools. “By 2013 rural schools will need 20 pupils to retain two teachers, 56 pupils to retain …

Naughten warns parents to check for toxic chemicals face paints

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has urged parents to check for toxic ingredients in face paints before using them on children this Halloween. “While we will all be warned of the risks of allowing children to go near fireworks, many parents are unaware that they may be painting toxic chemicals such as lead on to their children’s faces before they go …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …

Funding for Athlone pool welcome – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Investment is boost for local tourism Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding for the swimming pool at Athlone Regional Sports stating that “it will improve accessibility to the pool for people with a disability”. “The funding will be of benefit to people with mobility difficulties, the elderly and local organisations such as the St. Hilda’s Services,” …

Over 700 Roscommon homes in serious mortgage difficulty – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Government must provide for debt restructuring Local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted the fact that 719 homes in County Roscommon are in mortgage arrears of three months, with 518 now in arrears of at least 6 months – based on an analysis of figures recently released by the Central Bank. “These families are in a dire situation and the additional …

New law needed to allow parents to access information on paedophiles – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

“The law in this Country must be changed to allow parents to find out if a paedophile is living in their community” claims Denis Naughten TD. “With the disclosure today that Gardai are investigating the possibility of a paedophile ring operating in Donegal, it is imperative that tighter controls on convicted rapists and paedophiles, must be introduced, including plans to …